I’ve been collecting favorite quotes for a number of years.  Here are some that I enjoy – it’s definitely a motley collection.

“Goof Grief.” – Master Charles Brown

“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” – Niezsche

“Last night I dreamed I was a butterfly.  Now I do not know if I am a man who dreams he is a butterfly or a butterfly who dreams he is a man” (paraphrased) – Zhuangzi

“That is what Tiggers do best!” – Tigger

“Luck is the residue of design.” Often attributed to Branch Rickey, but Rickey borrowed it from John Milton

“With proper design, there is no residue.” – George (friend of Kosmo)

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Attributed to Yogi Berra

“Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s” – Jesus Christ

“Ah.  Hay-SOOS.  I like him very much, but he no help with curve ball.” – Pedro Cerrano

“Oh.  Dog and a beer.” – Terrence Mann, after first mistaking Ray Kinsella’s question of “What do you want” as something existential rather than food-oriented.

“These are not the droids you’re looking for.” Obi-Wan Kenobi

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes

“This is a simple game. You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball.” – Skip (Major League)

“My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to DIE.” – Inigo Montoya

and finally:

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Yeah, I’m an Apple fan, but even if I wasn’t, I would love this quote.

Leave a comment

Share this article via email

Kosmo is the founder of The Soap Boxers and writes on a variety of topics. Many of his short stories have been collected into Kindle books.

Like this site? Subscribe via RSS, Subscribe via Email, or Follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

The permanent URL for this article is:
http://www.thesoapboxers.com/favorite-quotes/